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Old 12-19-2012, 19:50   #1
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Behold, the Rock Island Armory 5" 10mm 1911

I thought I'd post a picture of my dad's new pistol. Although I have not seen it in person, it appears to be a well-built and competitively priced 10mm 1911. I'll be helping him work through any kinks he may or may not run into, but it appears that it will just be the typical 100-200 round break-in period.

Here's a quick snapshot of the pistol... Not bad for $600 (and it has a ramped barrel, to boot!)

The 10 Ring

Range report forthcoming!
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Old 12-19-2012, 20:02   #2
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Have one coming in tomorrow. Will be putting it through its paces. Just wish it was a long slide.
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Old 12-19-2012, 20:03   #3
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Have one coming in tomorrow. Will be putting it through its paces. Just wish it was a long slide.
Nice! I look forward to it!
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Old 12-19-2012, 21:03   #4
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That looks pretty good. Did you order it online, and if so, where? Now, if they'd make it a double stack...
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Old 12-19-2012, 21:07   #5
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That looks pretty good. Did you order it online, and if so, where? Now, if they'd make it a double stack...
Dad ordered through CheaperThanDirt
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Old 12-19-2012, 22:16   #6
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That is a shame. Seeing how well they support us now.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:39   #7
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That is a shame. Seeing how well they support us now.
I don't know the story you're referring to... but I know that my Dad couldn't find one anywhere else and they had him the pistol is 48 hours after ordering.... so, I guess they did okay.
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Old 12-20-2012, 16:31   #8
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I don't know the story you're referring to...
CTD suspended all on line firearm sales in the face of political pressure earlier this week.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:11   #9
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CTD suspended all on line firearm sales in the face of political pressure earlier this week.
Ahh ... I was not aware. They might not be in good financial shape... or, it could be something else. Who knows.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:56   #10
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I thought I'd post a picture of my dad's new pistol. Although I have not seen it in person, it appears to be a well-built and competitively priced 10mm 1911. I'll be helping him work through any kinks he may or may not run into, but it appears that it will just be the typical 100-200 round break-in period.

Here's a quick snapshot of the pistol... Not bad for $600 (and it has a ramped barrel, to boot!)

The 10 Ring

Range report forthcoming!
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Let us know your thoughts after shooting, please.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:00   #11
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Yes sir! I will be shooting it when I visit on Dec 28 or 29th...
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:53   #12
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Yes sir! I will be shooting it when I visit on Dec 28 or 29th...
Before shooting, you going to drop in a 20, or 22 LB spring?
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Before shooting, you going to drop in a 20, or 22 LB spring?
Well, as the pistol is my Dad's, not mine, I still haven't handled it. When I do, I'll be able to tell what the approx poundage is on the stock spring. I'm sure they put at LEAST an 18lb spring in and probably a 20lb spring. Will find out on the 28th when I handle it. Even then, it will stay stock until we decide whats best for it.

I'll probably eventually press him to install an EGW flat bottomed FPS and a 20lb spring (if the stock spring is too light or junk). We will see!
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Old 12-21-2012, 15:50   #14
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Looks great! if it turns out to be a shooter, that's a damn nice piece for 600.00
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Old 12-21-2012, 16:01   #15
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Very nice

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When I do, I'll be able to tell what the approx poundage is on the stock spring. I'm sure they put at LEAST an 18lb spring in and probably a 20lb spring.
IIRC from the reviews I've seen it's only a 16#.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:03   #17
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IIRC from the reviews I've seen it's only a 16#.
I've heard somewhere in the 13-14 pound range. I'd have a 20/22 pounder at the ready! If it slings brass in the 20' range, the heavier would be dropped in asap.
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You guys know a heavy recoil spring is not the right way to slow down the slide in a 1911, right?

Keep the stock recoil spring, and install a flat bottom firing pin stop. If that's not enough, install an extra power hammer spring. Then, only after doing those two, if you still need more, go for the heavy recoil spring.

Just a heavy recoil spring by itself is hard on the barrel bottom lugs.
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You guys know a heavy recoil spring is not the right way to slow down the slide in a 1911, right?

Keep the stock recoil spring, and install a flat bottom firing pin stop. If that's not enough, install an extra power hammer spring. Then, only after doing those two, if you still need more, go for the heavy recoil spring.

Just a heavy recoil spring by itself is hard on the barrel bottom lugs.
Yep, although 16 is a bit light... 20lb is still "light" for 10mm IMHO so I stick with EGW FPS and a 20kb spring. Increased power mainsprings always make my trigger bad so I leave em stock.

1911s and Glocks are definitely two different beasts in a lot of ways.
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IIRC from the reviews I've seen it's only a 16#.
My dad said it felt "light and smooth" which to me means its prob lighter than 18... So if that's the case ill book him up with what he needs
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